Boycott Holiday Inn

"New Vision is... the owner of the Holiday Inn in Frisco, Colorado. It is suffering injuries to its business and property caused by the operations of Summit Marijuana, a state-licensed recreational marijuana store that plans to open less than 75 yards from the front entrance of New Vision’s hotel."

Members of Safe Streets, a Washington, D.C. based group dedicated to combating crime and drugs, are filing a series of lawsuits targeting Colorado lawmakers such as Governor John Hickenlooper, Revenue Department Executive Director Barbara Brohl and Marijuana Enforcement Division Director W. Lewis Koski. The group claims that the allowance of a regulated marijuana market is breaking federal law, which considers the plant illegal.  

New Vision Hotels Two, the corporate owner of a Holiday Inn in Colorado, targets various marijuana businesses and their owners, not excluding those who have provided support for those businesses by means of banking, insurance and accounting services.  The plaintiff's of this lawsuit are looking to be compensated due to alleged damages done to their businesses as a result of legalization.

The main argument is that Colorado's legalization of recreational marijuana is unconstitutional being that the plant is still illegal at federal level.  The U.S. Constitution's supremacy clause states that federal law generally takes precedence over state law, which gives the plaintiff's a strong argument.  Colorado state Rep. Jonathan Singer, supporter of the state's marijuana laws, told The Huffington Post, "This lawsuit is a bad idea and represents what is hopefully a last vestige of the wasteful war on drugs."